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Neurological Examination

The neurological examination should include both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Particular attention should be paid to assessment of both motor and sensory neuropathies and cranial nerves. Performing examination of reflexes is important. Radiculopathies, other neuropathies, cranial nerve deficits, hyperalgesia, parasthesiae, hyperaesthesia, change in position and temperature sensation, motor function, gait and coordination may all result from trauma associated with torture. In patients with a history of dizziness and vomiting, vestibular examination should be conducted, and evidence of nystagmus noted.